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Telfair County

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Incorporated Date: 
December 10, 1807
Population: 
13,355
Total Area: 
441.2 sq mi
Contact Information
91 Telfair Ave., Suite A
McRae, GA 31055
Phone Number: 
(229) 868-5688
Fax Number: 
(229) 868-7950

Telfair County, designated in 1807 with territory taken from Wilkinson County, remembers Governor Edward Telfair. Born in Scotland, Telfair championed the colonists' complaints against King George III and served as a delegate to both the Council of Safety and the Continental Congress. McRae, the county seat, is named for a pioneer Scot family of the area. Most of the early settlers here were immigrants from Scotland, Presbyterians who had come first to North Carolina and then moved south to obtain better lands.